1 August 2020
Cycling can be a risky sport. If you come off your bike there is nothing to protect you apart from your flimsy lycra and a polystyrene helmet. On Tuesday this week my daughter, Kat, was completing a long ride out around the rural lanes of Oxfordshire with her partner when she hit gravel on a bend. Gravel is a biker’s worst enemy, especially on a bend. Her bicycle slid from underneath her and she took a serious tumble.
Kat is now at home with us recovering from her injuries. She sustained a broken collar bone, cuts to the back of her leg where the bike chain wheel embedded into her calf, and extensive bruising and grazes to her side. She is in quite a bit of pain and not a happy girl!
It’s an unfortunate accident for Kat. She is a keen cyclist and has spent months getting on top form. At least it means I have my daughter home for a few weeks and on the plus side, because it’s a right sided injury, she can’t practice playing her ukulele!